So it's almost here. The final day this whole season leads up to! All the madness, the stress, and the feeling of not having enough money... is finally coming to an end. Hmm. I can only sit here and wonder. After speaking to my extremely wise mom yesterday. How I was sad, felt bad- that I couldn't buy my friends nor family, gifts, due to having gone on a trip, just a few weeks back, that lead me to be out of money. Now.
But she told me - as all do say, Gifts aren't given , expecting to get something in return. Their merely a gift. A gift that someone thought of you and wanted to give it to you, because they could. It's ok, if you can't. But the one thing I CAN give, and we all can- always. Is love. I want to send and give love to all the people in this world, in this lovely place, we call life. I've learned a lot, living here in L.a. for almost 8 years. Much more than I would've if I had chose a different route, when I was 18, I'm sure. I've grown up very fast. Leaving my family when I was 18 to move to the other side of the country, alone. It has only been until this year- that I really opened myself up and found inside, what I want out of this life, and who I truly want to be. It's going to take time, to work on myself, and change bad habits. But I'm on that road to transformation. I'm making the changes happen- not trying. Their happening. I want to promise you my love and support, as my gift to you this christmas. I love you all so very much. My life wouldn't be the way it is- without you being apart of it, and for that, I can't imagine it- any other way. I love my life, I love all of you in it. Your the best people I know. I love love love love you.
On another note- well still on the giving part. ;) Something I will say I am going to give, along with love. Is, my knowledge and of course- FOOD! Food brings us all together, right? Why not let it be good quality, healthy yummy food. I'm going to surround myself with the healthiest possible food- and aim to get out doors, daily, and take in the breath of this beautiful fresh christmas-y air. Mhmm. But here is an idea for a gift. Which I think would be great! Since New years is right around the corner, it's a really awesome gift! Create a basket, or even just a small bag, from Whole Foods, you know the really cute 'lunch bags' they sale for like 79 cents. Or like I said, create a small stocking stuffer too, and give that to a friend. Either way- it's got a good cause! Some ideas on what to put in that basket, would be healthy items, things that maybe your family member or friend doesn't have great access too. But you do. Then also, attached to different products, add a piece of paper to it with a recipe- for what that product could be used in. Gotta get everyone around you healthy, right! We gotta share the health knowledge!
So what I am putting in my gift basket for my someone special is this..
Kamut Pasta Fusili.
Tulsi Tea bags
FSTG Sweet Potato Chips
Organic Peanut Butter
Those are just a few ideas for ya. You could also make vegan cookies or raw truffles, and put them in saran wrap, twist the top, and tie it with red ribbon or add a bow!
Food is limitless, and is really a great gift. Send the gift of health and love!
My next post will be on my trip to NYC and food I've made this week since I've been back! I'll keep you posted, Enjoy ;)